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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 10th September 2017

Fortunately for us the weather was not as bad as the forecast had warned, apart from a very short, light shower early on. So, thanks to Simon and Isaac, Annie, Helen, Pete, Ron and Mick we started off by scattering … Continue reading

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The Boys are Back in Town – Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 3rd August 2017

Yes, the boys are back in town – Lammas grazing time already! So we have 27 bullocks meandering around the site. The reasons why the site is grazed are explained in this blog. Thursday was the last evening work party … Continue reading

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Report on Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 28th July 2016

As arranged, the Friends gathered at the New Meadow to clear around the tansy plants on the west and south banks of that area. The ongoing management for some years now has greatly reduced the vegetation competing (such hogweed, nettles and … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 2nd June from 18:30 at the Pond (south of site)

Rather than leaving it to Thursday evenings we are now trying to do a mix of a Sunday and a Thursday each month to get more people along. Clearing around the tansy is probably best with gloves and maybe shears, … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 6th December 2015

Rather like the previous work party the rain chucked it down for a short period prior to 10:30. Fortunately it didn’t deter many people as we had an excellent ten helpers, including Barry and Louise who joined us for the … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 25th October from 10:30

Due to water levels we’ve abandoned hope of clearing pond 4 until 2016, so instead we hope  to be planting Ragged-Robin and Devils-bit Scabious in the Reservoir Basin, and tansy in the New Meadow. Trowel/spade helpful. Month Sun Fri Task Oct … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 30 August 2015

Perhaps bad forward planning to hold a work party on a Bank Holiday weekend so there were only three of us to clear two ponds in the Reservoir Basin. The  Freshwater Habitats Trust survey had identified a couple as of poorer … Continue reading

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